March ~ November. Start from Chongqing or Yichang.
Cruiser Description:Standard: ★★★★★Entered Service: Jul. 1995 Passenger Capacity: 200 Length (ft): 295 Beam (ft): 55 Stateroom (Standard) (sq ft): 204 Star-Rating: Five star Standard Staterooms: 66
President No.1 is one of the ships most known to American and Canadian tour operators and travel agents who are offering tours to China and cruises to the Yangtze. It is the fourth ship and the proud of Yangtze Cruise Lines. Managed by the team trained by Sheraton Great Wall and Hotel Beijing-Toronto in Beijing, it is one of the finest ships on the river and most clientele are from the United States.
The ship was built in 1995 and put into operation on Aug. 7. The total capacity is 150 passengers. It is 90 meters long and 16.8 meters wide, with 5 decks. The first is crews' deck. Standard cabins are on the second floor. Veranda cabins (cabins with balcony) are on the third, fourth and fifth floor.
There is a presidential suite, 2 deluxe suites, 30 standard cabins and 40 veranda cabins. The ship is equipped with centrally controlled air-conditioning system, acoustics system, and many other advanced systems imported from Europe and United States.
Facilities include one restaurant, a dining hall, a banquet hall, 3 bars, a disco room, a gymnasium, a recreational room, a mahjong room, a sauna, a beauty parlor a gift shop, and a business center. Services such as massage, photo developing and printing, satellite telephones and faxes, satellite television are available. You may not believe it, but there are also casino machines on the ship, which are not permitted in other parts of the country.
Among them, the multifunctional International Conference Hall holds over 100 participants, with simultaneous interpretation system. This deluxe cruiser has got a lot of positive comments in the past years.
Click for President No.1 Cruiser pictures and deckplan, facilities.
Voyage: Chongqing to Yichang
Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam site (08:00AM-10:00AM). Have no lunch onboard. Arrives in Yichang around 12:00 at noon.
-Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom.
Voyage: Yichang to Chongqing
The itineraries listed in the form probably be adjusted owing to the bad weather, water level, temporary navigation control and prohibition.
Aboard the cruise: You should arrive at Chongqing before 21:00PM to aboard the cruise on the first day. If you need Airport/Hotel/Train Station Transfer service, please book optional service or let us know.
Price Include:Crusier accommodations, three meals everyday(for day 2 and day 3), shore excursions specified on the itinerary. the accommodation is based on twin beds sharing.
Price exclude:The tips on the cruiser about 150RMB (24USD) per person;Optional Entrance:Fengdu Ghost City(CNY260/person);White Emperor City(CNY260/person).
How to Book? You can book online or by email, or call us for urgent booking. you will receive our confirmation email and voucher after your booking.
Note: There are only two beds in a cabin. Most of the ships do not provide extra bed, so you may need to reserve another cabin, or a half cabin (0.5 cabin) for the third person (for an adult or a big child) .If you want to take a whole cabin for the third person, a single supplement of 75% to 100% of a single ticket is required. If you only take a half cabin, or only "a bed", the price is the same but he/she need to share the cabin with a stranger.
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